Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust 2017 ROADSHOW
who are we?
As Iwi- we are one
As Hapu - we have our identity
As Whanau - we have the right to korero
As Uri - we have the right to vote
The Whakatohea Pre Settlement Claims Trust meet every Monday evenings from 5pm. Nau mai haere mai it is an open forum for all whanau to attend. Listen, learn and Korero about the processes to move forward in the raupatu of Whakatohea.
It is widely acknowledged and accepted that Whakatōhea has suffered significant prejudice as a result of various Crown acts or omissions since 1840, including the large scale raupatu (confiscation) of Whakatōhea whenua (land) in the 1860s. Whakatōhea first attempted to settle the historical Whakatōhea raupatu claims against the Crown in 1996. Since then, for seventeen (17) years our hapū have lead a hapū driven process aimed at settling with the Crown, once and for all, our historical Treaty of Waitangi claims (the Historical Claims).